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Why maintenance and monitoring is vital

by chris • 15th October 2021
Why maintenance and monitoring is vital Author: Aaron Green LLB CIPD, Operations Manager. How vital is a well-defined maintenance and monitoring programme? On 4 October social media imploded. Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp was down around the world for around 6 hours leading to the biggest downtime ever recorded by Downdetector at 10.6million reports of problems. [...]

How technology has improved our ability to forecast the weather

by chris • 1st October 2021
How technology has improved our ability to forecast the weather Author: Aaron Green LLB CIPD, Operations Manager. How technology has improved our ability to forecast the weather. In 1987, Michael Fish famously denied a caller to the BBC weather center’s predictions that there would be a hurricane. Later that day the great storm of 1987 [...]

How much data are we parting with for the ease of using an app

by chris • 6th September 2021
How much data are we parting with for the ease of using an app Author: Aaron Green LLB CIPD, Operations Manager. Imagine walking in to your local shop to pick up a chocolate bar and the shop keeper not serving you until they have your full name, date of birth, email address, telephone number, address, [...]

Is a Managed Service right for you and how to chose the provider

by chris • 20th August 2021
Is a Managed Service right for you and how to chose the provider Author: Aaron Green LLB CIPD, Operations Manager. The term “outsourcing” can have negative connotations of moving complete departments to other countries leading to job losses and poor service for clients. In real terms though, outsourcing just means giving some of your business [...]

Is your Business Continuity Plan worth the paper it is[n’t] written on?

by chris • 6th August 2021
Is your Business Continuity Plan worth the paper it is[n't] written on? Author: Aaron Green LLB CIPD, Operations Manager. Flash back to 23 March 2020. The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced a stay at home order, stating that where people were able to work from home they must do, and only certain essential commuting [...]

The advancement of Technology in Healthcare

by chris • 30th July 2021
The advancement of Technology in Healthcare Author: Aaron Green LLB CIPD, Operations Manager. Since the creation of vaccines in the 18th Century, healthcare has continued to advance and improve through the use of technology. From the smallpox vaccine in 1796 through to anaesthetics in 1846 up to modern day DNA sequencing and genetics, technology has been [...]

Are we being too spoiled by the streaming services?

by chris • 23rd July 2021
Are we being too spoiled by the streaming services? Author: Aaron Green LLB CIPD, Operations Manager. When the first cinema opened in New York in 1894, no one expected that visual entertainment would take the trajectory it has in just 125 years! The impact that cinema had on how we interact with filmed content changed [...]

Technology and Music

by chris • 16th July 2021
Technology and Music Author: Aaron Green LLB CIPD, Operations Manager. How the technological and musical revolution has gone hand in hand. The first music playing device was a phonograph invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison. Since then, there have been consistent and continuous technological advances in how we listen to and interact with music. 10 [...]

Byebye Skype, Hello Teams

by chris • 1st July 2021
Byebye Skype, Hello Teams Author: Aaron Green LLB CIPD, Operations Manager. Almost 2 years ago Microsoft announced the end of life for Skype Business, setting the end of life for Skype for Business online as July 2021 – those that have the server edition will continue to receive patches and updates until October 2025.   2 [...]

What you need to know to be a Digital Nomad

by chris • 24th June 2021
What you need to know to be a Digital Nomad Author: Aaron Green LLB CIPD, Operations Manager. So, you’ve been released from the confines of working in an office, either temporarily or permanently, and the borders are starting to open. Now might be the perfect time to try being a “Digital Nomad” or “Location Independent”.   [...]